• 6
    May

Lt. Lawson Reichard’s WWII Diary – May 6, 1943

Lt. Reichard’s WWII Diary Project : On January 1, 2009, WorthPoint began a three year project following the life of a WWII soldier through the daily pages of his diary. To read about the inception of this project, or to add your own comments, click here. [voxant 3691110] Thursday,  May 6, 1943 Camp Shanks,  Orangeburg, […]

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  • 5
    May

Harry Rinker Plays with His Toys

In this edition of Ask Harry Rinker on WorthPoint, Harry talks with Mary Brenneman about toys – to play or not to play. Host – Mary Brenneman, WorthPoint’s VP of content Send your questions for Harry to news@worthpoint.com. harry-rinker-plays-with-his-toys Subscribe to this Podcast

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  • 5
    May

Lt. Lawson Reichard’s WWII Diary – May 5, 1943

Lt. Reichard’s WWII Diary Project : On January 1, 2009, WorthPoint began a three year project following the life of a WWII soldier through the daily pages of his diary. To read about the inception of this project, or to add your own comments, click here. [voxant 3690944] Wednesday,  May 5, 1943 Aboard the Train […]

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  • 4
    May

Weekly News Roundup: May 4- May 8, 2009

Closing out this week’s headlines in art, antiques and collectibles is a vast African art collection, pieces from a Chicago landmark, a rare chess set in England and antique torture devices go on sale to benefit Amnesty International. From The New York Times: Auction of African Art From Gross Collection Thirty pieces from late sculptor […]

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  • 4
    May

Auction Report: Heritage Has Original Dr Pepper Formula

When what is widely considered to be the original formula for Dr Pepper crosses the auction block at Heritage Auction Galleries on May 13 , the world will finally get a chance to see just what it was that originally gave one of America’s three greatest soft drinks—and certainly its first—that distinctive, so-hard-to-identify flavor. It […]

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  • 4
    May

A Mother’s Day to Remember—1965

You remember the days when a lady never went to church without a hat, gloves, handbag and matching shoes? My mother was not the glamorous daughter. That label was deservedly bestowed on her elder sister, the statuesque, nearly 6-foot blonde, who could cause traffic accidents by merely crossing the street. No, my mother was said […]

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  • 4
    May

Longines’ World War Two Pilot’s Wristwatch

This Longines’ World War Two Pilot’s Wristwatch, with a Wheem’s aircraft navigational calculation bezel, is an early and quite rare Longines Aircraft Navigation watch. This type of watch was pioneered and developed by Longines during the 1930’s, with consultation from Charles Lindbergh, the famous American aviator who was the first pilot to cross the Atlantic […]

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  • 4
    May

Seven Tips for Collecting Militaria

1. Invest in Reference Books Collecting militaria can be a minefield (pun intended), filled with misrepresented items and down right fakes. A good reference book can cost upwards of $60-100, but it will save you money in the long run. Many reference books are self-published or printed in small runs and become collectible in their […]

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  • 4
    May

Display and Care of Your Decoy Collection

Decoys were subjected to extremes of temperature and weather conditions in their working life. In your collection, keeping them away from such extremes is important. As with any antique or collectible, you want to keep them away from direct sunlight as well. Decoys can be displayed anywhere in your home. On shelves, on top of […]

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  • 4
    May

Lt. Lawson Reichard’s WWII Diary – May 4, 1943

Lt. Reichard’s WWII Diary Project : On January 1, 2009, WorthPoint began a three year project following the life of a WWII soldier through the daily pages of his diary. To read about the inception of this project, or to add your own comments, click here. [voxant 3689514] Tuesday,  May 4, 1943 Aboard the Train […]

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